About us


Thomas Holding Limited was founded in 1986 by Tom Holding who had already accumulated more than sixteen years' building experience. After qualifying in building and construction management, Tom began his career with local family firm Robert Hitchins Limited where he oversaw the construction of housing developments. He went on to build a significant number of individual new homes, between 1972 and 1985 in the Cotswolds area. as well as establishing his reputation as a reliable building contractor offering cost effective solutions to commercial, residential and local authority clients.

The Bandstand, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham
Our restoration and conservation work has contributed to the re-establishment and maintenance of Regency splendour in and around Cheltenham and we have received several awards from Cheltenham Civic Society, including: one for rebuilding the bandstand in Cheltenham's Montpellier Gardens, and one for the restoration of Douro Lodge, a splendid Regency villa in Lansdown Cresent which had fallen into a state of disrepair.

We have funded and created individual homes in desirable locations in the Cheltenham and Cotswolds area and restored flats back to prestigious houses, converted and extended churches, barns and houses. Local authority work has included building new schools and extensions to schools, libraries and police stations.

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Our Management Team

Tom Holding
Managing Director

Tom HoldingTom has a passion for good buildings, old or new. The depth and breadth of his experience is born of his involvement in many and various projects over more than 30 years.

His personal involvement in many of the projects demonstrates his commitment to ensuring that work is completed to the highest standards.

He has built a dedicated management team who share his values and outlook.


Mike Nash
Contracts Director

Mike Nash


Following the family tradition in the construction industry, Mike Nash firstly learned his trade at a major PLC, rising to site manager, before joining us in 1989 as Site Manager. He became Contracts Manager in 1992.

Mike's work motto - "quality workmanship with a friendly outlook - problem solved."




Peter Lipinski
Quantity Surveyor and Site Manager

Peter Lipinski


Peter Lipinski trained with John Laing Construction from 1977 to 1981 following which he spent eight years working as estimator and surveyor for local building firm, B J Coldrick. He became director of his own company between 1986 and 1996 when he joined Thomas Holding Limited as Estimator and Site Manager, bringing with him his management experience and a thorough knowledge of the building industry.




Rod Thurland
Site Manager

Rod Thurland


Rod started his career in 1970 when he joined a local construction firm as an apprentice carpenter/joiner. He has stayed within the industry working on many different contracts in both the public and private sectors. He joined Thomas Holding Ltd in January 1998 as a working foreman for a 20 week contract for the Local Authority and has been with them ever since. His position is now Site Manager, controlling labour and materials as well as dealing with clients, architects, local services and authorities on some of our major contracts.



Mark Nutting
Financial and Office Manager

Mark Nutting

Having trained locally as a Chartered Accountant with a regional firm, Mark's expertise in this aspect of management of small to medium size firms has been invaluable to the steady development of Thomas Holding Ltd since 1985. Mark deals with the company's administrative function and also offers a consultancy service for others in business.



Health and Safety

With the current requirements for improved health and safety practices demanded by government, local authorities and throughout industry in general, we are pleased to be achieving Health and Safety Executive standards.


We are members of:

Constructionline - UK register of qualified construction services National House-Building Council National Federation of Builders
Constructionline National House-Building Council National Federation of Builders